Call of Duty dev says community is not misogynistic

Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey has spoke out against the notion that the gaming community is corrosive, telling BBC Newsbeat he and his team has a "pretty low tolerance for toxic behavior" while downplaying its prevalence.

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BiggerBoss1355d ago

While the community as a whole isnt bad, theres definitely the loud minority that is misogynistic (among other things) through and through. The same part of the community that sends death threats, etc.

They give decent gamers a bad name unfortunately

arbitor3651355d ago

the ones really giving gamers a bad name are disingenuous journalists who are bringing their agendas into gaming and slandering us constantly

Scar-1355d ago

No its the just gamers giving gamers a bad name, I could hop on ghost right now and say one word the rest of the match becomes a scream match using the n word. We share a popular hobby it's going to attract scum stop covering for them. Just because they share our hobby doesn't make them good people.

Dee_911355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

Those gamers give our society a bad name.Not just gamers.Parents allowing their kids to play m rated games and spew hate online and the trolling etc. goes further than video games and gamers. You can't place all blame on the journalist, and you can't keep saying ' not all of us' and expect change.Both parties need to take responsibility.Journalist need to stop portraying that minority as a majority and we as gamers need to realize that it is an issue.Yes a lot of us have thick skin and can ignore it, but we do need to recognize it and stop shrugging it off as a none issue too.

You all keep saying its the loud minority..What do the majority do when they hear misogyny,racism and homophobic slurs? Ignoring it does just about as much harm in my opinion. I know realistically it will never change but I still do my part in kicking out of lobbies and reporting.. To the majority.. at least try to do something to combat it.

fr0sty1355d ago

Racist, mysoginistic, homophobic, pretty much every type of "ist" or "ic" word you could call them.

ChrisW1355d ago

There's always going to be a "loud minority" that ruins something for many. It's just some are loud about topics that are uncouth and lowbrow. In civilized countries, misogynism is most definitely one.

spartanlemur1355d ago

There are unpleasant people everywhere, in every community.

Some people are just immature, narcissistic and utterly inconsiderate. These people give humanity a bad name, but they're not exclusive to "gamers".

Unfortunately, like generations dating back to the ancient Greeks, we just have to learn to live with them, and avoid fighting amongst ourselves (many people involved with GG and games feminism seem to be mostly attacking the members of this group which exist on either side).

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1354d ago

I agree. All you have to do is watch a PS4 stream when a woman is streaming to see all the borderline serial killers in the making. I like women, but I don't mock them or make offensive and unwelcomed comments about parts of their body like some people do.

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yarbie10001355d ago

"While the community as a whole isnt bad, theres definitely the loud minority that is ______________"

You could insert that into ANY GROUP!

FullmetalRoyale1355d ago

Precisely. Yet these discussions keep happening, as if that is not true. It's ridiculous.

Naga1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

The community as a whole doesn't start these discussions, but there's definitely a loud minority that keeps bringing them up.

Summons751355d ago

the community is made up of a bunch of 12 year olds whose parents don't know how to handle their child so they buy them whatever to get them out of their hair....or drug addicts lots of potheads and methheads talking crap too. There are a few good people on the game

BattleTorn1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

There are a few good people, but you're right most of them are drug addicts and ill-parented 12yos. /s


Reply: Is there something that correlates meth use and homophobia, that I'm not aware of?

Summons751355d ago

There are a few good people but unfortunately the majority are loud mouth 12 year olds who scream at the top of their lungs about how they "F'd your mom" or a meth head calling everyone a fag.

Mutant-Spud1354d ago

I used to use speed back in the 90's, talking shit is synonymous with amphetamine use, you shoot up, you talk shit for six or seven hours then you crash.

PurpHerbison1355d ago

I don't think methheads play video games.

Dark_Overlord1355d ago

They don't, they're too busy fighting cops and masturbating.... at the same time XD

Angeljuice1355d ago

Drunk people are way more loud and aggressive than "potheads" and talk a lot more crap too. If cannabis replaced alcohol tomorrow you would see a huge drop in street violence (in the region of 90%+).

O.T. You only have to visit this site to see how bigoted, hateful and immature a lot of gamers are.

DirtyLary1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

When they receive a broken game and broken promises, what do you expect.

Naga1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

I... what? I can't tell, but it sounds like you are actually suggesting that receiving a broken game (the game is broken?) and broken promises... leads to misogyny?

BattleTorn1355d ago (Edited 1355d ago )

Obviously, it does ...... cause, you know ....... women. ')

Scar-1355d ago

Cod has one of the worst communities in gaming second only to dota, the amount of irrational behavior and mic spam is just crazy.

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